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Users Hit By Cryptolocker Can Now Get an Unlock Code For Free

     
4:17 pm on Aug 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I know one person that was hit by this and, when he realised what had happened he ditched the computer and bought Mac.

I have to add, this guy has a blasť attitude towards computer security and only had himself to blame. I don't know what he's done with the computer.

All 500,000 victims of Cryptolocker can now recover files encrypted by the malware without paying a ransom.

The malicious program encrypted files on Windows computers and demanded a substantial fee before handing over the key to the scrambled files.

Thanks to security experts, an online portal has been created where victims can get the key for free. Users Hit By Cryptolocker Can Now Get an Unlock Code For Free [bbc.co.uk]
5:13 pm on Aug 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

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So someone that infected their computer bought a Mac for what reason? It's no more or less secure and anyone dumb enough to open file attachments or whatever that got infected in the first place is a clear and present danger to any computer.
1:45 pm on Aug 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Yup, the person concerned has no clue, despite being advised otherwise.
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@Engine - I hope I never have a reason to use the unlock service but thanks for the link and info.